Occupational Therapy Assistant Schools in South Dakota


Lake Area Technical Institute

Occupational Therapy Assistant Program
1201 Arrow Avenue
Watertown, SD 57201-0730

Program Director: Julie Kalahar
Status: Accreditation
ACOTE: Yes
Completion: Associate degree
Avg. Class Size: 26
Phone: (605) 882-5284 x371
Fax: 605-882-6299 – main campus
Email: kalaharj@lakeareatech.edu
Website: http://www.lakeareatech.edu/academics/programs/ota/index.html
Requirements: complete online or paper application for admission, copy of high school transcript, submit your ACT, COMPASS, or TABE scores, take TB test, submit all official transcripts

Lake Area Technical Institute has been named Top 10 in the Nation for the past two years. Founded in 1965 as the first technical school in South Dakota, LATI now has 29 programs and over 16,000 alumni. The occupational therapy program lasts 20 months and includes rigorous classroom work, fieldwork, laboratory experience, discussions, and demonstrations. The first year’s tuition is more expensive than the second years, averaging about $7,400. The second year’s tuition is approximately $5,300.